Jerry Hilliard, UAF Research Station
February 16, 2016
In 2011 Charles Bartlett, life-long member of the Arkansas Archeological Society, donated a large collection of artifacts he found on Arkansas sites in the early 1960s. Mr. Bartlett is an oil geologist who became intimately familiar with many Ozark and Arkansas River Valley Arkansas locales. He is an astute amateur archeological surveyor and meticulously recorded the sites he discovered, faithfully cataloging each and every find. The sites were recorded on state site forms; many of which are the first such site records that exist for several Arkansas counties. During those years before the existence of the Arkansas Archeological Survey, Mr. Bartlett submitted his site records to Dr. Charles R. McGimsey and Hester Davis of the University of Arkansas Museum.